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THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1921. Thfe GhurcH and the Tbe church it gwakezuns to the fact that it has long: neglected a most important part of its tasks - The teaching f taction of the church haj sot received the attention front chsrch leaden which its importance merits. The Sunday school has had a great place in the program of the chnrch as ad evangelizing: agency. Ita moral and religious values have also been very 'great. It has created an atmosphere conducive to good character, high ideals, and wholesome living, bat as an educational force it has come far short of its possibilities. : "These ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone. Even these results might have been realized in a larger way had the educational work of the church been more thoroughly and adequately done. Tbe time devoted to Bible study is all too brief. What can be done in thirty minutes a week or twenty - six houra a year? little preparation is made at home. The teacher too often does sot p re pare and much of the time is spent in seeking to entertain rather than instruct. More hours must be given to religious .education. Daily vacation Bible schools must be organized and arrangements most be made for religious instruction for children through the week, ilxrry churches are honestly endeavoring to meet these needs.. The Church Federation of Indianapolis T. C. Day, President. C. H. Winders, Execuiive Secretary. 1 ml n'. nlK. Training of There are some seven thousand Sunday schools with seven hundred thousand pupils enrolled, with sixty - five hundred men and women engaged in the administrative land teaching work. By the use of these and others interested, the Indiana State Sunday School Association hopes to construct a program which will do for the youth of Indiana, morally and spiritually, what the public school is doing for them intellectually. i The Indiana Sunday School Association1 is seeking not only to bring children in the Sunday school in larger numbers, but is also seeking to give the adult leaders of those children a broader and deeper conception of their, opportunities. With this in mind a great Sunday school convention will be held in Lafayette, June 14 - 16. This contention will be a training school for religious leaders. It will bring together 4,000 alert and consecrated men and women to study the problems and together seek to face the responsibilities which rest on the church. ; A great program has been prepared, on which will appear a number of the leading Sunday school specialists. Every church in the state should send representatives to this convention, both for the good of the representative, and for the good they may bring back to the church they represent. The Federation feels that this work is so important, the field so vast, and the need for trained workers so great, that it is justified in giving its space this week to emphasixs the significance of this meeting. j a - - HI m Hi m Ml 11 5 - : - . - a m r 3 I 3 f - - - 3 E - a I 1 5

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 04 Jun 1921, Sat,
  3. Page 19

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